The Role of Economic Analysis in UK Shareholder Actions

The authors provide a summary of key concepts in financial economics that may be important in the context of shareholder actions in the UK.

Sections 90 and 90A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) provide for remedies to shareholders for losses caused by allegedly untrue or misleading statements. While the litigation landscape in the UK is still evolving, FSMA arguably makes it easier to bring collective actions on behalf of a large group of investors.